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Top Fashion Picks for Spring Summer 2019

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Spring is around the corner and the Spring/Summer pieces and accessories are hitting the stores as I type. I love spring/summer fashion a lot. It is a good break from the big coats and boots. I find it refreshing to see some lighter/colourful pieces. Autumn/winter fashion is my favourite fashion season, but I am always eager to wear summery pieces once the weather warms up. The ability to show some extra skin is something I never take from granted considering the fact that I live in northern England where the weather is usually cold and miserable.

Here are my top fashion picks for spring summer 2019 –

 

KENZO Tiger Logo cotton sweatshirt £185

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I am a huge fan of KENZO. There are a few KENZO pieces in my summer wardrobe already and I currently have my fashion eye on this stunning yellow Tiger Logo cotton sweatshirt. It is such a beauty! I love the logo and the bright yellow colour. It would look amazing with a pair of black/blue skinny jeans and heels.

What are you thoughts on this piece? I would so love to wear it this spring. If you are after jumpers like this stunning piece, check out the range of Kenzo jumpers on kture.co.uk. There are so many trendy options available on the website.

 

 

KENZO Knit Pullover with Cotton Shirt Detail £330

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This Knit Pullover with Cotton Shirt Detail is another KENZO piece I am loving. I really like the knit plus cotton design. It definitely stands out from the rest. Having this stylish shirt for spring would be lovely. It can be styled up and down, for work or for other outings. I really like this shirt. What do you think?

 

River Island Ex 1962 Faux Fur Camo Denim Miltary Coat Jacket Detachable Collar £26.99

 

 

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This River Island Faux Fur Camo Denim Miltary Coat Jacket Detachable Collar is another trendy piece I think I need. I love the camouflage print a lot, and this stylish piece ticks all the boxes. Apart from the trendy design, it is also practical, as it is light enough for spring months. I can see myself styling this coat with a pair of black jeans, heels and a simple top. It is so effortlessly chic, it won’t need too much work.

 

 

Tommy Hilfiger Poppy Backpack, Women’s Black £73.68

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I find backpacks really comfy. It is a great way of having all my valuables with me when we are out and about. I find them easier to have when exploring the outdoors with the kids. This stunning black Tommy Hilfiger Poppy Backpack is a lovely accessory to have. I love the simple design. It looks like great value for money. Tommy Hilfiger clothing and accessories always catch my eye so the fact that I like this black backpack isn’t surprising. Having this lovely backpack this season will be the dream. 

 

 

Office Women’s Howie Closed Toe Heels £70

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The last but not the least is the lovely looking beige (nude patent) Office Women’s Howie Closed Toe Heels. I would love this as a new addition to my shoe collection. The colour works great, I don’t have a pair in this shade so having this pair would be great. I have many outfits planned in my head already with this heels. 

 

What do you think of these items? Did any catch your eye?

 

 

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3 Ways to Transition to Freelance Successfully

Is leaving your job and going into freelancing full-time one of your goals for the year? As someone who transitioned from a 9-to-5 to freelancing, I know the questions you might have in mind. Questions like: “Am I making the right choice?” “Will I be able to make enough money in my first month to pay the bills and still get myself nice things?” “Will I be able to find clients or will anyone want to hire me?”

Leaving your stable job to go all in to a business where you cannot guarantee right away the level of income you’ll make is a terrifying step to take. However, with a clear plan that will help you ease into your dream life as a freelancer, you can safely transition to freelancing.

All it takes is to honestly answer these three questions. The answers you give will determine if you’re ready to jump into freelancing or if you need a bit more preparation before you dive into it full-time.

 

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Question #1: On a scale of 1 to 10 how ready are you emotionally to dive into freelancing?

I agree that wanting to make the transition to being a full-time freelancer is nerve-wracking. But if you have a conviction that you will succeed and if you trust yourself that you have what it takes to thrive in the freelance industry, then there’s no stopping you.

Most of the times, people allow the fear of the unknown to paralyze their effort to actually make something big out of themselves. This kind of negative thinking is not a healthy sign of someone who is ready to create a career in freelancing.

It’s okay to be nervous or scared but so long as you believe in yourself and are determined to do what it takes to give value and grow as a freelancer, then you’re on the right track.

 

Question #2: On a scale of 1 to 10 how ready are you professionally and personally for freelancing?

Unlike working in a 9-to-5 where you’re accountable to your employer, as a freelancer, you are your own boss. Being the boss comes with a lot of responsibilities and you need to train yourself to handle such responsibilities.

Professionally, freelancing is a huge shift from the conventional. The freelancer lifestyle is very different from what you’re used to. It involves you spending most of your time at home and alone.

You have to be sure that you’ll be able to handle the changes that come with being a freelancer. Are you really ready for these changes and do you have a plan B just in case things don’t turn out according to plan? Or do you still need more time to accept the change?

 

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Question #3: On a scale of 1 to 10 how ready are you commercially to be a freelancer?

You need to be aware of the risks involved with doing freelancing full-time. Are you financially ready to dive into the freelance career? Do you have enough money to live on pending when you are able to receive a comfortable income from freelancing? Do you already have a steady flow of client projects each month?

You can’t predict your income as a freelancer the way you could while working as an employee. Freelancing full-time has its highs and lows. And unless you’re financially ready to take the leap, then it’s best to work towards it.

 

Grade yourself

The highest score is 30. So if you got more than 15 then you’re ready to pursue your freelance career headlong. But if you got anything less than 15, then don’t worry. It’s only a sign that you have to work on yourself and make the necessary preparations to transition to freelancing.

What to do with the kids for half term when you don’t drive

Half term is here and at last, and we are excited to get a break from school. The kids have had a good few weeks at school, but have been very tired as well. So this half term break is needed. Although I have my car, I currently don’t drive (can’t drive on my own) because I am yet to pass my driving practical test. The plan is to get that sorted in the next few months. I am currently taking 2 hours driving lessons every week, and I am also driving outside those hours, so my confidence is growing. The lessons are going really well. I am looking forward to smashing the driving test but the reality for now is cabs/trains to get out and about when alone.

Many parents secretly dread half term weeks and the big summer break because they never know what to do with the kids. So the privileged amongst us always make sure we have all sorts of activities planned so the kids don’t drive them mad.

 

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No plans this half term?

Well, this half term, we have no major plans. And with me not being able to drive without M (he will be at work), it means our activities are quite limited. I am dreading the half term week and the kids are not bothered they won’t be going away. It is the fact so being bothered won’t change it anyway. But I need to think outside the box in order to keep the twins busy.

Last half term in October, we spent it in Portugal, and we had a lovely time exploring the city of Algarves. This half term we were tempted to go for a short break in a different city in the UK, but decided not to for many reasons. So this half term will be spent at home with us relaxing and taking it easy activities wise.

Here are some fun things we plan to do this half term –

 

Go for walks

The weather has been good here in Cheshire for the last couple of days, and I hope it continues to be good. We have long walks planned in for the half term break. We will put on comfy shoes and coats, and head out exploring our little village. The kiddies love going for walks, especially my son, so we will be doing a lot of that. We will also be getting out the bikes and scooters for some fun rides.

 

Swimming

The kiddies have swimming lessons planned out. They are learning to swim and developing the skills they need, so we will be have more of the lessons this half term week. The swimming centre is not too far away, so a short taxi or bus ride would work.

 

Indoor play

There will be a lot of Indoor play this half term. The kids never really have the time to play with their toys as they are very tired after school and homework. So they will be making the most of the free time they have this week, which will hopefully allow me get some peace and quiet.

 

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Meet-up with friends

It is always nice spending quality time with friends and family. We will be meeting up with friends during the week, and playing catch up over a cup of tea. It should be fun.

Working on their new skills

My children are now free readers. They are reading and writing amazingly well for the age, and they enjoy practising. Which is why they are always happy to pick up a book from their bookshelves to read. You can also easily find them colouring in their colouring books, playing with some play-doh, or writing on their writing pads. I know a good couple of hours will be spent doing these activities this week.

 

Outdoor play

We are blessed to live in a great neighbourhood with 2 playgrounds very close to us. We will be visiting both playgrounds for some outdoor fun this week. I know the kids would spend hours doing this if I left them. I am hoping I won’t have to drag them home when it is home time.

 

Soft play

The kiddies love soft play centres, so we will be visiting a couple this half term week. They never get tired of running around the centre and I can have some peace (hopefully) watching them from a distance. We have some soft play centres not too far away from us.

 

If you don’t drive, what plans do you have for the kids this half term? If you do drive, please share your plans in the comments section as well.

Thanks for reading. Have a great week.

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